news ~ jessica hopper announced as keynote speaker 'women's work festival' in belfast

One of the most important voices in modern music journalism today has been announced as the keynote speaker at an upcoming Belfast based festival.

The "Women's Work Festival" is a series of events designed to celebrate women's crucial role within the music industry and to encourage a new generation of girls to pursue careers within music. This year's keynote speaker, Jessica Hopper, is the current editorial director for music at MTV, having previously held roles at Pitchfork and Rookie Magazine.

Her unmissable talk will take place in the Oh Yeah Music Centre, at 3pm on the 6th of March, and is set to cover important issues such as the international conversation around inclusivity in the music industry and  what is changing within it. 

The festival will kick off with a unique evening on Friday 4th with broadcasting pioneer Annie Nightingale, who recently celebrated 50 years in music and will end with a music showcase featuring some of the most promising acts of 2016 including Saint Sister, Jealous of The Birds and Katharine Philippa. 

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Taylor Johnson

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